Wine Pairings & Tastings

Escape the winter blues this season and head for the beautiful Paarl region in Drakenstein.

Fabulous food, fine wines and warm hospitality await visitors for a perfect winter breakaway.

Have a look at the fantastic wine pairing and tastings that we have to offer!

KWV Wine Emporium (House of Fire)

KWV welcomes you to the House of Fire: a world class facility where a typically South African, and Paarl, product was produced in 1926 – namely a KWV Brandy!

Here KWV honours the proud pioneers that started the KWV brandy journey.

Learn about the process of brandy making in the building which was the first brandy distillery in Paarl.

This multi-sensory experience finishes with a Choc and Brandy tasting.

For more information contact Brigitte Sikora at or

+27 (0) 21 807 3007

Monday – Saturday 9am – 4:30pm and Sunday 11am – 4pm


Landskroon Wines

Landskroon Estate is a 5th generation farm and home to some of South Africa’s best reds.

Come and enjoy their wines with the following Food & Wine Pairings:

The Heritage Food & Wine Pairing

Five Landskroon wines are paired with cheese, olives, droë wors & Turkish delight.

R75 per person

The 5 Paul’s Food & Wine Pairing

Five Paul de Villiers wines are paired with cheese, olives and biltong.

R125 per person

Standard Wine Tasting

You can have a selection of five wines of your choice to taste

R20 per person

Bookings are essential for groups of eight and more.

Remember every Wednesday is Pensioners Day!

For more information contact Huguette van der Merwe at or

+27 (0) 21 863 1039

Monday – Friday 08:30 – 17:00

Mellasat Vineyards

The home of the White Pinotage offers a variety of tasting experiences to keep you warm during the winter months.

Cheese & Charcuterie Platter and Wine Tasting

Mellasat Vineyards just below the Du Toits Kloof pass is the perfect off-the-beaten-track spot to enjoy a cheese & charcuterie platter and wine tasting.

Monday – Saturday 11am – 3:30pm

Sunday 11am – 2:30pm

R149.00 for two people includes the platter and wine tasting of five wines and a glass of wine.

1 June 2017 – 31 August 2017

Bookings are essential

Gourmet Burgers & Red Wine pairing

3rd weekend of June, July and August 2017

Gourmet Burgers will be available from 11am – 4pm.  Enjoy two Gourmet burgers and a bottle of our Dekker’s Valley Red will be included for R199.

Bookings are essential.

The Mellasat Cellarmaster’s Reserve Tasting

From 17 June – 31 August 2017

No more than eight people per session

Pricing from R80.00

The Cellarmaster’s Reserve Tasting including pairing will have you taste five of Mellasat’s Premium and Exclusive Wines.

Each of these wines will be paired with a snack in the Underground Cellar, also the home of their “Cemetery of Forgotten Wines” which holds an interesting and bizarre collection of museum wines.

Bookings are essential

For more information contact Gizelle Coetzee at or +27 (0) 21 862 4525

Open Monday to Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm


Pearl Mountain Wines

Pearl Mountain produces grapes and wine, they have a stunning farm restaurant, Blacksmith’s Kitchen that is open six days a week and their views of the valley will make your visit longer than planned!

Join them for an educational and interactive wine tasting experience.

Participate in a wine blending experience with Danwin James, their sommelier.

Create your own blend on the day as well as “design” back and front labels for your wine.

The aim is to understand the art and passion of wine blending.

Bookings for this tasting experience are essential a day beforehand. R125.00 per person.

For more information contact or

or +27 (0) 21 870 1550

Monday – Sunday 11:30am – 5pm


Perdeberg Winery

The Barrel & Hops Soup Pairing

This winter warm up your taste buds with Perdeberg’s unique, yet unconventional Barrel & Hops Soup Pairing.  Hearty soups are paired with the newly launched Hops & Co Craft beers and award winning Perdeberg Wines.

Bookings are essential. R70 per pairing.

Kiddies Flavoured Milk and Marshmallow Pairing

Newly launched at our Tasting Centre is something for the little ones – a flavoured milk and marshmallow pairing. Here we pair three uniquely flavoured marshmallows with three specially selected flavoured milks.

R50 per pairing.

Wine Specials:

Hops ‘n Barrel mixed case special: R250

1 x Bottle Vineyard Collection 2015 Grenache Blanc

1 x Bottle Vineyard Collection 2015 Malbec

1 x Bottle The Dryland Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

1 x Hops & Co Pale Ale

1 x Hops & Co Lager

1 x Hopes and Co Pilsner

MCC Chenin Blanc promotion R80 a bottle

For more information contact Terence at +27 (0) 21 869 8244 or

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 9:30am – 2:30 pm